Iris lactea 'Tough Cookie'

Milky Iriis

Plant Type:


Iris lactea 'Tough Cookie' - Tall, pure white iris flowers composed of falls with erupting tall standards and styles that display cooling Granny Smith apple green in increasing concentration at the main central veins and near the central axis of the stem. Foliage is grayish green. There is clean elegance in its white linen simplicity. There are some species irises that are challenging to satisfy. This tough customer is easy to please. Up to 4 buds per stalk. Full sun to half shade in fertile to average ground. Established pot grown iris from rhizome division.


14 in


15-18 in




(4)5 to 8
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Item Description Price  
IRISLACT Iris lactea 'Tough Cookie' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $16.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Iris lactea 'Tough Cookie'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Bank
  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Rock Garden
  • Natural Garden
  • Cottage Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile
  • Draining
  • Average


  • Korea
  • Mongolia
  • Himalayas

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Iris

Common Name: Iris

From small woodland species and tiny forms happy in a sunny trough to those that stretch to one's waist and higher irises are among the most beautiful and unique of herbaceous perennials. They come in an amazing array of colors with fans of foliage that provide textural contrast to other garden denizens long after the flowers have passed. None that we carry are especially common. All are beautiful in the full sun border with many adaptable to pond's edge. They want a home! Pot grown division unless otherwise indicated.